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  • Maryland National Guard helping to patrol Mexican border

    Maryland National Guard helping to patrol Mexican border
    — The three soldiers in the Maryland National Guard helicopter crew lifted off from this sweltering border city shortly after sunset, with a federal agent on board and three "tickets" — reports of persons attempting to slip across the Rio...
  • Carol W. Hillery

    Carol W. Hillery
    Carol Williams Hillery, a retired software engineer who worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute, died of lung cancer Friday at her Bolton Hill home. She was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Pennsylvania Avenue and on...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • Previous drug offender releases did not cause higher recidivism

    Previous drug offender releases did not cause higher recidivism
    The U.S. Justice Department's announcement last week that it would seek clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners was a major departure for an administration that has made minimal use of its powers to grant inmates early release. But...
  • April brings showers, opening of Susquehanna Museum of HdG

    It's April showers, dear readers, but things to do are stacking up. The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse reopens April 12, 1 to 5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780, lockhousemuseum@gmail.com or http://www....
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Columbia Democratic Club announces endorsements for June primary

    Columbia Democratic Club announces endorsements for June primary
    After a marathon voting session that lasted into the early morning hours Thursday, the Columbia Democratic Club has made its endorsements for this June's Democratic primary elections.  According to a press release from the group, endorsed candidates...
  • Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground
    One BRAC brought jobs and construction to Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County, but could military funding cuts spell the end of that prosperity? Lobbyists and military officials in Washington have been pushing for a new round of Base Closure...
  • Three GOP candidates "endorse" Brown for governor

    Three GOP candidates will gather Monday to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor, but there’s a catch. Dan Bongino, who is running for the 6th Congressional District seat, and gubernatorial candidates, Harford County Executive David Craig...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground not well poised for BRAC evaluation [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground not well poised for BRAC evaluation [Editorial]
    Writing more than 2,500 years ago in Greece, Aesop warned against procrastination in the story of the industrious ant who gathered supplies during the summer in anticipation of the coming winter and the fun-loving grasshopper who waited too long to...
  • Celebrate Easter with Way of the Cross, egg hunts in HdG

    Happy Easter dear readers! Today, Good Friday, The Susquehanna Ministerium will sponsor the Good Friday Way of the Cross beginning at Jean Roberts Park (railroad bridge), 503 St. John St. from noon to 1 p.m. For details, phone 410-939-2464. On Saturday,...